PRODUCED: 1982 - 1983
TYPE: Solid body, offset double cutaway, short scale 4-string
NECK: Maple, bolt-on, 19 medium frets, rear skunk stripe
SCALE LENGTH: 813mm (32-inch)
FINGERBOARD: Maple, black dot inlays
HARDWARE: Chrome, fixed 4-saddle bridge, regular open gear bass tuners
PICKUPS: Covered split-coil
CONTROLS: Volume & Tone cream non-skirted amp style
FEATURES: Telecaster bass style headstock, Fender F on neck plate, headstock decal features a star behind the word ‘Bullet’
FINISHES: Ivory, Red, Tobacco Sunburst, Walnut & Custom Colours
COMMENTS: Always keen to offer short scale models in their bass range, Fender introduced the Bullet in 1982. With its Tele-style headstock the Bullet is a visually much better proportioned bass than its Mustang and Musicmaster predecessors.
In true Fender fashion it makes use of earlier components like the Mustang down-sized split coil pickup and a pair of cylindrical amp knobs. The P-Bass style single ply white scratchplate makes this look like a real Fender design.
The Bullet was offered in two more versions, the B34 which was a full scale version and the B40 was given a 20th fret.